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Hi, my name is johnbean! Can we claim Carers Allowance?

johnbean
johnbean Member Posts: 1 Listener
We are a house hold of 3 disabled people can we claim careers allowance? For each of us individually?
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,720 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 22
    Hi,

    You need to be claiming a disability benefit such as PIP daily living, DLA mid/high rate care or Attendance Allowance for someone to be able to claim carers allowance for looking after you. 
    It also depends on what other benefits, if any that each of you claim or whether you’re working. 
    You haven’t given enough of information for anyone to advise you further.
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,416

    Scope community team

    Hello @johnbean

    Welcome to the community, it's lovely to see you join us. 

    I just wanted to let you know that I have moved your discussion over to our Carers Allowance category, and tweaked the title so that other members know the subject of your query.

    Have you taken a look at the eligibility criteria for CA? You might find the information on this CAB page to be quite useful in helping to work out entitlement, in addition to the comment above of course.
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,720 Disability Gamechanger
    You should also be aware that if either of you are claiming a Severe Disabiltiy premium in another benefit, if someone claims Carers allowance or the carers element of UC for looking after you then the SDP will end. This is why i didn't put a link to carers allowance.
    If you don't want to give more information about each of your circumstancers then you should all get a full benefits check from and advice agency near you. Start here https://advicelocal.uk/

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